One or two short but pithy items…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word filigree.

Excuses for being late. No. 330.
I’m sorry I’m late, but I fell asleep during my period of quiet contemplation.

A single overheard remark:
‘I was completely out of my lid.’

An observation:
In one of the upstairs front seats of the Hull bus waiting to set off from Beverley Sow Hill Bus Station there was a smartly dressed middle-aged woman. She suddenly reached down, took off one of her stylish shoes, and began picking between her toes with her nicely manicured and red-painted fingernails.

Spam spam spam spam… (click)
Oh look, there’s an item of spam in my comments box; it seems to be from someone called jamcan:
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Well, thank you jamcan I will certainly bear in mind what you have said, and I really do hope to hear from you again very soon.

‘Morgan Freeman.’
‘Morgan Freeman?’
‘An actor? I thought that was bank…’

An observation:
In the space of twenty minutes in town yesterday afternoon I spotted five Vladimir Putins walking about…

Yes, I’m thinking of changing my name to Mark Taz-Speshel.

On the radio, an art critic discussing a piece of sculpture: ‘It was extraordinarily rich in its whiteness…’

A single overheard remark:
‘I think you could definitely fit it in that jar Bob…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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13 Responses to One or two short but pithy items…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Five Vladimir Putin-like figures? Hum…..perhaps he’s discovered that in the age of political correctness…one Vlad is a dictator, but many Vlads constitute a minority that cannot be attacked for any reason…because, you know, political correctness trumps all…haha

  2. Dana Doran says:

    Oh Dave…..sheep are cloned…..for Putin they use one of those fancy 3-D printers! Bwahaha.

  3. Dana Doran says:

    It’s Putin’s fault. That also accounts for a short answer….surveillance you know. Major comrade is always listening……which reminds me that there was a blogger who posted nothing but Russian political jokes for a while – ridiculously funny jokes……yes, “was” in the past tense.

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Past tense?… Oh dear…

      • Dana Doran says:

        or, he ran out of jokes…like this one: A hotel. A room for four with four strangers. Three of them soon open a bottle of vodka and proceed to get acquainted, then drunk, then noisy, singing, and telling political jokes. The fourth man desperately tries to get some sleep; finally, in frustration he surreptitiously leaves the room, goes downstairs, and asks the lady concierge to bring tea to Room 67 in ten minutes. Then he returns and joins the party. Five minutes later, he bends to a power outlet:
        “Comrade Major, some tea to Room 67, please.”
        In a few minutes, there’s a knock at the door, and in comes the lady concierge with a tea tray. The room falls silent; the party dies a sudden death, and the prankster finally gets to sleep. The next morning he wakes up alone in the room. Surprised, he runs downstairs and asks the concierge what happened to his companions.
        “You don’t need to know!” she answers.
        “B-but… but what about me?” asks the terrified fellow.
        “Oh, you… well… Comrade Major liked your tea gag a lot.”

      • Dave Whatt says:

        Oh, that’s such a very classy joke – and is probably based on fact – but still, with all this increase in surveillance and monitoring, we have all that to look forward to, don’t we?

      • Dana Doran says:

        Well, yes “we” do…..

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